LG Supercharged the ThinQ AI TV with Google Assistant

Some may not agree that having Google Assistant on any device is supercharging it. However, one must agree that it enhances the device capabilities significantly with Google Assistant. For example, your TV, specifically, LG ThinQ AI TV, can now listen to voice commands to access and search for information as well as check weather forecasts, all while enjoying your favorite TV shows.

This, in my opinion, is supercharging the TV. It is like the Google Assist is now living inside the TV and able to execute the commands for the TV as well as connecting outside to retrieve data that you might wanted.

Now, that is something I want. The feature will be added via a software update. Check out the Press Release for details.

Press Release


Software Update Available for Users to Search for Information and Manage Tasks

SINGAPORE, March 8, 2019— LG Electronics (LG) has equipped its award-winning OLED and SUPER UHD TVs with the newly introduced Google Assistant feature. Available on all LG ThinQ AI TV models, users are able to execute more than simple voice commands to switch channels or adjust the volume. Now empowered with Google Assistant built-in, the TVs will further enhance the user experience with greater interactivity and expanded functionality.

A Streamlined Experience to Find Answers and Manage Tasks via the TV

Users can now use voice commands to access and search for information as well as check weather forecasts, all while enjoying their favorite TV shows. They can search for specific content by making a verbal request through the TV’s remote control, such as “show me romantic comedy movies on Netflix” or “show me yoga videos”. They can also get help to manage daily tasks by scheduling calendar events, or pull out specific photo albums in their Google Drive gallery to share and reminisce with friends and family.

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More than that, users can even request for food, retail and hangout recommendations. Details such as the contact information and address of the newest restaurant openings, or highly rated F&B establishments are now at their fingertips.

“LG continues to improve the TV experience at home with greater offerings like the addition of the Google Assistant feature,” says Hosik Kim, Product Director of LG Home Entertainment. “Beyond entertainment, consumers can now conveniently use LG AI ThinQ TVs to manage content, plan calendar events, access files and search for information from a single platform.”

For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com/sg/tvs

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About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 77,000 people working in 125 locations around the world. With 2016 global sales of USD 47.9 billion (KRW 55.4 trillion), LG comprises four business units ― Home Appliance & Air Solutions, Mobile Communications, Home Entertainment and Vehicle Components ― and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visitwww.LGnewsroom.com.

About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company

The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a global leader in television, audio video systems, monitors, projectors, personal computers, digital signage and commercial displays. The company opened a new era of innovation in the TV market, creating pioneering technologies like OLED TV and implementing an intuitive webOS operating system to allow customers to experience the full benefits of smart TV technology. LG is committed to improving customers’ lives with innovative home entertainment products led by its award-winning 4K OLED TVs and SUPER UHD TVs featuring Nano Cell™ display technology. For more information, visit www.LG.com.

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About LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd

LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd (LG Electronics Singapore) is a fully-owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., the pioneer and market leader of the Korean electronics industry. LG Electronics Singapore operates three business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications and Home Appliance & Air Solution. In recognition of its vision to enrich people’s life with smart technologies and innovative design, LG Electronics Singapore has been recognized with prominent local and international accolades, such as the CNET Asia Editor’s and Readers’ Choice Awards, HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards, Red Dot Design, and GfK No. 1 Awards. For more information, please visit www.lg.com/sg.